When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II / Molly Guptill Manning.
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Series InformationThorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
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|Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola||LP 028.9097 MAN (Text)||33118000170692||Adult: Large Print||Available||-|
|Greentown PL - Greentown||028.909 MANNING LARGE PRINT (Text)||75342000080118||Adult Non-Fiction Large Print||Available||-|
|Indiana State Library - Indianapolis|| ISLM Z1003.2.M36 2015 (Text)||00000106044324||Talking Books Large Type||Available||-|
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|LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library||LP 028 MAN (Text)||30477100841380||Adult: Large Print Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library||LP 028.9 MAN (Text)||70743000149295||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle||028.9 MANN (Text)||39231033105186||Large Print Collection||Available||-|
|Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library||LP 028.90973 Man (Text)||78731000486720||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781410479754 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1410479757 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 475 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
- Copyright: ©2014
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-469).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
A phoenix will rise -- $85 worth of clothes, but no pajamas -- A landslide of books -- New weapons in the war of ideas -- Grab a book, Joe, and keep goin' -- Guts, valor, and extreme bravery -- Like rain in the desert -- Censorship and FDR's F -- th T- -- m -- German's surrender and the godforsaken islands -- Peace at last -- Damned average raisers.
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.
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